University of Colombo

Journalism Unit

University of Colombo


Welcome to the Journalism Unit

The Journalism Unit was established in February 1991, by the council of the University of Colombo to function under the authority of the Dean/ Faculty of Arts. In May 1992 Collaboration with the Asia Foundation inaugurated the First Degree level programme in Journalism in the University of Colombo. It was also the First Degree level programme in Journalism in the University of Colombo as well as Sri Lanka. The Journalism Degree course curriculum was designed in 1991 by the curriculum development committee that included then the Vice Chancellor Prof. G.L. Peris as Chairman, Prof. H.N.C. Fonseka, Dean/ Faculty of Arts, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Kalakeerthi, Mr. Edwin Ariyadasa, Veteran Journalist Mr. Shavindra Fernando, Former news Editor – Rupawahini, Prof. Tilak Hettiarachchi, Prof. Jayadeva Uyangoda, Prof. J.B. Dissanayake and Mr. Romesh Fernando (Lecturer).

Film and Television Studies were introduced at the Unit along with practical components in 1988. With the introduction of the Course unit System, the entire syllabus was visited to meet the modern requirements in the field of Communication and Media studies, in 2004.


Diploma in Journalism - 2018

(closing date : 25.01.2018)

Contact Us :    Address:       Journalism Unit
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